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Light the Night Mile Walk

Youth and adults participate in the Light the Night Mile Walk, with many wearing pink glow-in-the-dark necklaces. Photos courtesy of Julie Sepulveda

This year was the SRPMIC’s fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and an event called Light the Night Mile Walk was held October 2 at the Salt River Fitness Center Courtyard.

The SRPMIC Diabetes Prevention Program and Human Resources Recruitment Department worked together to put on the event this year.

Everyone came out to support breast cancer awareness by wearing pink. Some of the participants were cancer survivors, and others walked for family and friends who have been affected by breast cancer.

Youth and adults all participated in this years walk.
The goal of the event is to increase awareness about detecting breast cancer early, when it can be successfully treated. It is important for women to begin monthly breast self-exams in their 20s, to get regular clinical breast exams performed by a doctor at annual well-woman visits, and to get their first mammogram by age 40. Those who have a family history of breast cancer should ask their doctor about getting checked at an earlier age.

Throughout this month, additional activities for breast cancer awareness will include a Zumba party, “Pink Out Salt River” and a pink outfit competition.